Greenfield’s two Amada HD1003 ATC automatic tool changing press brakes are helping to develop a different bending strategy. This enables more machine up time achieving unprecedented levels of productivity on average part runs of 40-60.
The ability to reduce time between set ups is increasing productivity and improving production performance on these smaller batch sizes. The HD ATC has made automation accessible and quick automatic tool changing has given our operators of varied experience the ability to interchange production seamlessly. This has had an immediate knock on affect that is helping build a competitive advantage to customers’ products. Both machines carry 16 different sectionalised punches and 18 segmented die options. Most of the productivity gains are realised via the different tooling combinations that enable complex tool layouts to be set within 3 minutes.